41-year-old Rakeem McClure was charged with vandalism after he and an unknown accomplice set fire to three trucks at Gray’s Disposal Company.
On October 5th, Metro Nashville Police Officer Gregg responded to a call about three trucks that had been set ablaze at Gray’s Disposal Company, 1180 Antioch Pike. When he arrived he met with Edwin Gray, the owner of the business, who told the officer that three of his trucks had been set on fire while they were parked at the backside of the building. Edwin then gave the officer surveillance footage of the incident which showed two men walking from behind a nearby building and run away after one of the trucks was lit on fire.
The video then shows the two fleeing the scene via the same path that they came in from. A plastic bag with an unknown object inside that the first person had been seen holding was found behind the same building. The fire from the middle truck was shown to spread to the surrounding trucks, each valued at five to nine thousand dollars. The video was later shown to three other employees of the business, separately. Each one of them agreed without a doubt that the first person in the video was Rakeem McClure. The employees were then shown a photo lineup, and all three chose the same person, Rakeem, from the lineup.
On October 30th, Rakeem McClure was arrested and charged with vandalism. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond.